Tips for your child's therapy

We know that therapy can be difficult at times. That’s why we gathered some tips to help you create routines and support your child during training.

Strategies to control the game

Since every brain is different, we asked a lot of people how they control the game.
Here are their strategies!
Try them out and see if they work for you too!

I attempted mental arithmetic. But it had to be something where I really had to make an effort, so nothing simple like 40+20.
I visually imagined the figure flying up and collecting the stars.
I try not to think about anything and instead focus on my breath.
I mentally listed all the words I know that begin with "M".
For me, it worked best when I repeated difficult French vocabulary. Words where I didn't immediately have a translation in my head, but had to really think to remember them.
Ich habe versucht etwas zu verstehen, von dem ich keine Ahnung habe. Ich habe mich gedanklich mit XY beschäftigt und drüber nachgedacht, wie das funktionieren könnte mit dem Wissen das ich habe.
I thought hard about pesto. What it tastes like, how to prepare it, what you can do with it, etc.

Remember

It is supposed to be difficult!

The training can be very challenging – but no rewards without effort – so it’s important to keep encouraging your child during training. The results are worth the effort!

Create a routine

Sticking to a schedule will help make training a habit. Try to find a time of the day where your child can focus best on the training without distraction.

Breaks are ok

Take a break after each training unit (5 minutes) if needed, but make sure your child continues to put in good effort in the training.

Ask them how they are doing

You can use the therapy plan to write down how your child is going. The therapy plan also helps visualising all the progress they’ve made so far.

Commitment is key

You will see best results when training regularly. It can be challenging to stick to your schedule but will pay off in the end.

Set reminders

Set yourself a reminder on your smartphone so you don't forget to play. Written reminders in a family calender can also be helpful.

Want to share your personal tips with the community?

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Tips to help your child during training

Encourage your child

The training may be difficult – but that’s part of the learning process. If it feels hard, remind your child that this means they are challenging their mind to grow stronger.

 

Keep your spirits high

Sometimes your child will not want to train and that is ok. Try not to get frustrated but look instead at the progress that you already made!

Let your child watch you train

Train yourself while your child is watching – children like to copy their parent’s behaviour. It might also help them feel less alienated because they are not the only ones training. 

Family time

Integrate the therapy into your everyday life as something nice you do together.

Need more help?

Our Brainhero Care Team is happy to help!